Case of misappropriation against Fagge LG chairman, , Court fixes March 7, for hearing
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Kano state High court of justice sitting at Miller road has fixed March 7, for hearing of the allegations of corrupt practices file against the incumbent executive chairman of Fagge local government , Mohammed Abdullahi Shehi.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) had dragged the LG boss before the court to respond to the alleged misappropriating of levies collected by his local government.
The prosecution slammed four-count allegations bordering on diversion of remittance of revenue from government coffers.
The ICPC informed the court that in March 2018, the defendant gave the collecting team an unfair benefit of N689,000 in the form of a 20% commission, adding that In June 2018, the defendant allegedly released N733,000 to one Sani S. Ibrahim and N338,560 to one Abdullahi Adamu in the same month.
Further that , in April same year, the defendant paid N399,000 to one Abdullahi Adamu, which was 20 percent of the generated money, rather than the permitted percentage.
Noting that the defendant acted contrary to Section 19 of the ICPC Act of 2000 .
The defendant denied the allegations filed against him before the court.
The court presided by Justice Jamilu Shehu Sulaiman, admitted Mohammed Abdullahi Shehi into bail in the sum of N500, 000 ,00/
The matter was adjourned to January 17th, 2021, for hearing.
When the matter came up for hearing, prosecution told the court that they were ready , adding that they had their witnesses in court to give testimony against the defendant.
Counsel to the defendant , who was absent though represented by mr Falana Esq informed the court that the advocate to the defendant travelled out of jurisdiction to appear in another matter before the court of Appeal
The court a now djourned to March 7th, 2022, for hearing.